2 December 2022 – 23 March 2023
Join us for a celebration of work developed from projects, tests, growth and play with our Black Hole Club members through 2022. Staying With the Trouble brings together kin, conversations and looks at the possibilities held in works that are in process and have room to grow. Making a space for the convivial; the what might happen and the what is happening now, has been a primary concern for Black Hole Club in a year when members have been working both within the East and West Midlands and internationally. Staying With the Trouble is realised through a series of workshops and events in December, January & March in which we invite in melissandre varin to work with us. We look forward to sharing more from the journey ahead as it occurs.
Staying with the Trouble: workshops and events.
23 March (new date) 2:00pm – 4:00pm melissandre varin: Together in the mud.
This workshop is a mess with and for less-than human beings, soil, more than human, water, and human bodies. During our time together we will use simple exercises to connect with one another (including the soil and water) on an emotional, instinctive, and embodied level. Refreshments will be provided, book here.
10 Dec 2:00 – 4:30pm Emily Scarrott: Desert residency crit & screening.
Following a DYCP funded residency in Chile, Emily will be sharing stories, work and inspiration from the Atacama desert. Refreshments will be provided, book here.
14 Jan 3:00- 4:30pm Rosa Postletwaite: Writing with the other than human.
A free writing workshop with Rosa that investigates letters to (practice following Annette Arlander’s research ‘Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees’), poems, meditation, being with and sharing. This session is open to those curious about our shared environment and how we can communicate with it. Refreshments will be provided, book here.
19 Jan 5:30-7:30pm Sahjan Kooner: Celestial Futures.
What does the future feel like? What structures for imagining need to be built? This session with Sahjan will explore magical thinking, alternate realities, collaborative planning to figure out ways to create sustainable worlds to work and think in. Dinner will be provided as part of this event , book here.